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Webinar: 4Q MSP Analyst Report

SMB Nation Webinar: Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford

It’s that time again – the quarterly report. And it’s the last MSP analyst report of the year. Join us for this popular hour of no holds barred polite, progressive and honest conversations about the MSP opportunity.

In this segment, we will discuss:

  1. Datto/Autotask Merger
  2. Microsoft 365
  3. Salary Survey Results
  4. MSSP in 2018
  5. Content is so 2017; Math is 2018!
  6. DevOps are the new ROCK STARS!
  7. NFL End-of-Season Predictions (with a special guest)
  8. Forecasts for 2018 (MSP Panel)

In this segment, we will offer a new format where Jennifer Hallmark will take “live” so you can speak and ask your questions. This is a popular new format we recently introduced at SMB Nation!

Sign up, show up and be prepared to ask your questions live!

 

 

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Webinar: Microsoft 365 Business- Introducing a fully integrated solution for SMBs

SMB Nation Webinar: Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, and JC Moy

Maintaining a consistent revenue stream is a major challenge in the MSP world. Many partners like you are looking for ways to increase their profits both now and in the long term.

Fortunately, Microsoft 365 lets you scale and standardize your services. With this single solution, your managed services are much easier to handle and require less time from you, allowing you to focus on other areas of your business.

In this webinar, we’ll cover how Microsoft 365 can help you offer a durable solution to your customers, compete more efficiently, and sell more services

 

 

 

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Webinar:  Drive Profitability in Azure with Cloud Desktops and Apps. No Cloud Expertise Needed

SMB Nation Webinar: Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, and Rob Waggoner

Move any application, desktop, or workload to the Microsoft Azure cloud. Empower customers with anywhere, any device access for apps and desktops. And bundle with existing expertise and value-add services to grow your customer base and profit margin. Today, you don’t need to be a cloud or Azure expert to expand your offering, discover the right tools to build your cloud practice. 


This session will cover:

  • Top reasons for hosting desktops and applications in Azure
  • Common workloads to move to Azure and bundle with additional services
  • Overview of MyCloudIT platform to deploy and manage customers in Azure

 

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Webinar:   Achieve data protection enlightenment: Discover the pros & cons of DRaaS in different environments

SMB Nation Webinar: Friday, Sep 29, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, and Jason Buffington

DRaaS solutions are fast becoming a popular data protection solution, and for good reason. They offer significant cost savings compared to traditional on-prem models, with no up-front expenditures necessary. Plus, many businesses are attracted to their low-maintenance setup process and specialized, on-demand support.

But there can be darker sides to DRaaS: Unexpected lags in performance, surprise fees for large disaster recoveries and other unforeseen expenses. So depending on how your organization’s data is set up, following the DRaaS crowd could end up costing you in the long run.

That’s why you should join our free webinar on Friday, September 29. One of the industry’s leading data protection experts will walk you through the pros and cons of DRaaS, giving you the insights you need to make a smart, informed decision about how to protect your data.

When it’s all over, you’ll be much more enlightened on how switching to DRaaS will impact your organization — for better or for worse. Either way, you’ll know whether or not your business should join the DRaaS revolution, or continue with the security of your current data protection system.

 

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Webinar:   3Q MSP Analyst Report

SMB Nation Webinar: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, and AJ Singh

 

Don't miss our quarterly briefing that is always well attended. This is your chance as an MSP to get the straight scoop, forecasts and gossip insights. This quarter we review the following:

Also join AJ, Product Manager, for NinjaRMM's third quarter update. We'll review the latest NinjaRMM release. Aj will also answer any questions you may have.

The latest NinjaRMM features that we will review are:

Third-Party Patching (beta): Fully managed patching of 100+ applications. Includes common office applications like Adobe products, browsers, Java, and more.

Splashtop for Windows and Mac: Remote access your Win/Mac devices through a single-pane integration with NinjaRMM. Easily deploy Splashtop to your desired organizations.

Mac Scripting: New out-of-box scripts for Macs. You can now enable SSH, re-apply user permissions and more directly from NinjaRMM console.

Windows OS Keys Report: New reporting section for Windows OS keys to make software asset management easier.

Remote Command Line: Ability to run commands as currently logged-in user.

 

NinjaRMM is the world’s first security centric remote monitoring and management platform. Ninja touts an amazing user experience, 360-degree monitoring, an IT marketplace and tight integrations with products used by MSPs as well as IT professionals. For more information about NinjaRMM, go to www.ninjarmm.com 

 

 

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Webinar: Grow your business using Microsoft Community Connections (MCC)

SMB Nation Webinar Wed, August 30th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, and Melanie Gass

According to Boston Consulting group, small businesses who adopt technology add 15% more revenue and have 2x job growth than those who don’t. As a Microsoft Partner, you can showcase your knowledge and expertise by educating them on the latest trends and advancements to streamline business process and digitally transform their business through our Microsoft Community Connections (MCC) program!

Learn how Microsoft is helping you grow your business by learning about the new MCC program.

 

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Webinar: The Third Way for MSPs in 2h2017

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, August 24th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, and Ryan Fawcett

We’ve been programmed to think there are two ways to function as an MSP: break-fix/project work and recurring revenue with high-end solutions. But there is a third way – recurring revenue at volume with lower margin products as a foot-in-the-door strategy. By positioning yourself as a all inclusive one stop shop, you can own the client in a turnkey-like manor the second part of 2017 and beyond.  Seriously – it’s not all about high-end stuff. Attend this webinar and learn one pathway you might not have considered in your MSP portfolio offering. We’ve been programmed to think there are two ways to function as an MSP: break-fix/project work and recurring revenue with high-end solutions. But there is a third way – recurring revenue at volume with lower margin products as a foot-in-the-door strategy. By positioning yourself as a all inclusive one stop shop, you can own the client in a turnkey-like manor the second part of 2017 and beyond.  Seriously – it’s not all about high-end stuff. Attend this webinar and learn one pathway you might not have considered in your MSP portfolio offering. 

GoDaddy would like to educate attendees about their reseller program, and announce both new and “coming soon” features and functionalities that can help drive incremental revenue for your business.

As part of this, GoDaddy plans to speak to and/or demo various aspects of their reseller platform, including:

  • Word Press plug-in to build a customized online storefront
  • Ability to access and manage GoDaddy products on behalf of your customers (Coming Soon)
  • White-labeled standard storefront
  • More seamless onboarding experience 

Bonus: New research concerning product mix and profitability will be shared. Worth it alone and helps justify your attendance.

 

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Webinar:  Microsoft Advisor is Over: The Cheat Codes to Reboot Commissions

SMB Nation Webinar Tuesday, July 27th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, Alexandre Laflamme, and Marie Bélisle

Microsoft’s advisor incentive program has ended, so you are no longer earning any commission reselling Office 365. Yet that isn’t how it has to be. Transfer your Office 365 clients effortlessly and still make a profit, in 3 simple steps! A win-win for both you and your customers; you will receive a boost in your commission, and they will get top-rated technical support.

Join us for  this exclusive ‘Last Chance’ webinar to find out just how quick and easy the transfer process is. Our experts will be covering:

•    The technical details - How to transfer
•    The financials of the transfer
•    How best to communicate the transfer with clients

 

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Webinar:  2q2017 MSP Analyst Report

SMB Nation Webinar Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford and Karl Palachuk

Don’t miss our popular quarterly report for MSPs, consultants, resellers and IT Pros. The only thing constant is change and we’re right there with you. This analyst briefing will look back at 2Q and make forward looking statements for 3Q. 

Topics include:

  • Microsoft updates: Report from Inspire (formerly WPC)
  • Cloud Advisor to Cloud Services Provider• Gap Fillers
  • This Disappearing  MDF Pot of Gold• Is the MSP marketplace ripe for disruption?
  • Shadow economy (hint – feet on the street at a UPS Store)
  • Is the time right for an Azure vs. AWS debate?
  • Vacation poll (what pool are you hanging out at?)
  • Hey George – what should I do?
  • Harry’s Recommended Summer Reading
  • Karl’s Success Secrets – Lessons Learned from the Road
  • The Next Great Thing – Niche Security Opportunities including SharePoint
  • And much more…

 Join Harry and Karl for this popular quarterly analyst briefing.

 

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Webinar: Data Protection Nirvana: Taking the Stress Out of Regular DR Plan Testing

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, June 29th, 2017 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM PST

We understand that testing your Disaster Recovery plan can be stressful. But that’s nothing compared to the stress you’ll feel when a cyberattack or natural disaster strikes, and you find out the hard way that you’re not as prepared as you thought you were.

This webinar will show you simple steps for easing the pain of testing your DR solutions. You’ll also learn how to:

• Gain stakeholder buy-in
• Build a culture of testing
• Develop RTOs and RPOs
• Classify servers and applications
• Create a sustainable and repeatable recovery task list
• Schedule future DR plan updates

Join us, and start your journey toward a higher plane of data protection.

 

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Webinar: Crushing the Competition: Why Availability beats Legacy Backup

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford and Blake Grantham

Today’s rapid pace of innovation is forcing digital and physical worlds to collide – and it’s transforming the way SMBs operate in every industry. This digital transformation can either make or break your business. Because, in the digital world, your customers have come to expect 24.7.365 Availability. Legacy backup products were designed for a different era and can’t deliver the 24.7.365  Availability that organizations of all sizes demand. Join this webinar to learn why Availability beats legacy backup and how your customers can benefit from Veeam’s Always-On protection now, and in the future

 

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Webinar: Driving Value from Microsoft Office 365

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, June 15th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford and Craig Baldwin

Microsoft Office 365 has become a standard cloud platform in most organizations. And yet, besides email, calendaring, and the Office productivity tools, most Office 365 capabilities are vastly underutilized by their end-user community. In addition, these same companies have now realized that by adopting the cloud they were actually increasing the burden on their IT department to support Office 365 along with their legacy on-premises systems, which are still integral to their operations.

Join Craig Baldwin for a discussion of the issues surrounding Office 365 user adoption and IT management efficiency and what steps you can take to drive the value of your Office 365 investment.

In this presentation, our speaker will:
• Examine the issues preventing organizations from fully realizing the value of Office 365
• Teach you how to drive user adoption and IT efficiency in your cloud environment
• Close with an interactive Q&A session, giving you expert answers to all your questions

 

 

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Webinar: The True Cost of Downtime: How to Map Cost & Risk in a Complete DR Plan

SMB Nation Webinar Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM PST

Presented by: Ray Sullivan and Derek Cheek

Lost productivity, lost sales, lost reputation, lost customers—in a world that depends on connectivity, unplanned downtime can be devastating. Danger to data can come from anywhere, so it’s critically important to get a full measure of your risks.

In this webinar, you’ll learn simple, proven methods to mapping cost and risk: defining realistic RTO and RPO expectations, identifying ways to simplify your solutions, and ensuring that your disaster recovery plan can live up to its promise. In the end, you’ll find it easier to plan for any kind of data disaster—and easier to get buy-in on the best solution for your business.

 

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Webinar: The ABCs of Marketing for Office 365

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, May 4th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, Founder SMB Nation, Maude Tanguay Web Strategist for Sherweb, and Simon Langlois  Office 365 Marketing Strategist at Sherweb

In this session, our experts will take you through the ABCs of online marketing for Office 365. You’ll get tips on how and where to get started, with real-life examples you can apply right away!

Key Learnings from this session:

  • Understanding web marketing tactics and where to start.
  • What to do at every stage of the customer’s journey to ramp up your Office 365 offerings
  • How to leverage the low-hanging fruit of digital marketing
  • Free online tools and resources to help you get started right away


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Webinar: How to “Future Proof” Data Protection for Organizational Resilience

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, April 27th, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Presented by: George Crump, Lead Analyst, Storage Switzerland

Expectations of IT’s ability to return mission-critical applications to production are higher than ever. The data protection process shouldn’t always be playing catch up to the recovery of production data. We’ll be outlining three fundamental steps to ensuring that IT has all the elements needed to evolve the data protection process. Hear from thought leaders in the industry and learn how you can develop a future-proof protection strategy that suits your business needs.

 

In this session, our experts will take you through the ABCs of online marketing for Office 365. You’ll get tips on how and where to get started, with real-life examples you can apply right away!

Key Learnings from this session:

  • Understanding web marketing tactics and where to start.
  • What to do at every stage of the customer’s journey to ramp up your Office 365 offerings
  • How to leverage the low-hanging fruit of digital marketing
  • Free online tools and resources to help you get started right away

 

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Webinar: Up and Down your Financial Mountian: Maximizing Income Streams for Retirement 

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, April 20th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, Founder SMB Nation, Walter Young, Wealth Strategist Pacific Capital

We might not want to talk about it, but we are all thinking about it…”How much do we need to save? Where do we put it?"

Plan 30 minutes with Walter Young, MBA, and participate in a concrete session about how to make your retirement strategy perform more like your grandfather’s pension.

 

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Webinar: Q1 MSP Analyst Report

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, April 6th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford, CEO and Founder SMB Nation

With Q1 2017 safely behind us, it's time for the quarterly MSP analyst briefing. Don't miss this well-attended event and gain strategic insights into current business and technology topics of interest.

Discover more on each of these deep dive topics:

  • SMB Analytics - first quarter updates (and why the 5P's is dead, dead, dead!)
  • Marketing as a Service (MaaS)
  • Office 365 enhancements including TEAMS (and why has Jamison West gone "TEAMS CRAZY)
  • Engagement doesn't translate to conversions and other scary social media-isms
  • Where in the world is Karl Palachuk?
  • What is your Social Selling Index? (we will calculate your SSI)
  • Opportunity focus: SECURITY (especially wire tapping LOL)
  • Are events too expensive to attend relative to the value you receive?
  • Top startups for Q1 and earnings hits/misses amongst SMB vendors
  • MSP M&A Update
  • ANSWERS to YOUR QUESTIONS!!!

Join Harry Brelsford along with special guests as we collaborate during this 60-minute briefing.

 

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Webinar: A Cornerstone for Ransomeware Protection &Recovery 

SMB Nation Webinar Friday, March 31st, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Presented by: Matthew Mendoza, Senior Product Manager

The danger posed by ransomware is growing rapidly. More than 4,000 attacks occur every day, and the volume of attacks is increasing annually at a 300 percent rate.

March 31 is World Backup Day, and our experts are marking the occasion by sharing the best practices IT professionals have developed to fend off ransomware attacks. If you can’t afford to lose your data, you can’t afford to miss this free webinar. Register here.

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Webinar: Ransomware, Paper Trials and Connectwise - How they Integrate!

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, March 9th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, Dave Minns Storage Guardian

Ransomware has become the scourge of every business. It hits suddenly and unexpected, and the business is crippled for many hours, if not days. When it hits during business hours, in today's use of computers, the paper trial has become minimal.

So once the computers are running properly again, how does the business data created before the ransomware attack get re-entered if not backed up? If there is no paper trial, how is that business data re-created? Just before the shutdown get re-keyed? If there is no paper trial, how is that business activity re-created?

Ongoing Backups of business activity, as data is created or changed, is the BEST way to protect.

If you are, or considering to be a Connectwise Automate or Manage user, there is now available a Backup Data Recovery solution that can lower the impact of recovery of a ransomware business crippling event. Join Us to find out what is unique from Connectwise and Storage Guardian.

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Webinar: Leveraging AWS and Microsoft Azure For Managed Cloud Services

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, February 16th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, Kirill Bensonoff Founder Unigma

Learn new ways to make money from cloud vet Kirill Bensonoff. AWS, Azure and Google clouds present unique opportunities to MSPs – learn about the service offerings you can get onboard with, and how to differentiate yourself from your competition by offering a cloud option to your customers.

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Webinar:  10 Things to Jumpstart Your Marketing in 2017 

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, January 26th, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, Chris Chase and Shelly Ingraham of Directive 

Break Out Your Marketing in 2017! Finding the right marketing for your business takes both time and money, so it is important to be educated on the pros and cons of the tools that you have available to you so that you can choose what will work best for your MSP.

This webinar will discuss the best ways to market your business in the new year including:

  • SMART Goals - what they are and how to pick them
  • How to review and refine your target audience
  •  Your website; How to use is as a marketing hub
  •  Social media and content marketing strategies
  • Newsletters and Blogs
  •  Social Proof and Value items; Why they are important and needed
  • Campaigns and how to get the most bang for your buck
  • Relationship marketing; Why it’s important and how to cultivate it
  • Keeping you focused and in control of your marketing

As an attendee, you will receive a variety of helpful tools to assist with your marketing in the coming year, AND you will be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card. Don’t wait to reserve your spot for this webinar!

Webinar: 4Q MSP Analyst Report = Last Webinar of Year!

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Tim Carlsen Strategic Advisor/Corporate Development

Before 2016 ends, join us for our last webinar of the year, the popular 4Q MSP Analyst Report. Each quarter, SMB Nation team brings you the good, bad and ugly observations in the MSP technology community.

Topics include:

  • Non-Partisan Election Analysis
  • Economy of One
  • Basic Analytics You Can Do in 2017
  • Lesson Learned: Engagement doesn’t lead to Conversions
  • Portfolio Adjustments including an M&A Update 
  • Community Corner

Most importantly, arm yourself with the facts (not fake news) about the current condition of the MSP community so you can rock in 2017. It's NOW TIME again!

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Webinar: Making and Saving money with laaS Clouds

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, December 15th, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Kirill Bensonoff Founder at Unigma

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Webinar: Stockholm Syndrome in IT - Tape Backup

SMB Nation Webinar Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Chris Sterbenc Channel Cheif at Infrascale

Efficiency losses are real, and this webinar will discuss on of the biggest losses incurred by IT departments.  This risk extends to existential threats like downtime caused by ransomware- tape backup systems.

Join Infrascales's Channel Chieif Chris Sterbenc, to talk about how IT departments and businesses can get unstuck from behind the tape backup barrier to greater efficiency and protection.

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Webinar: Do Clients Really Need SaaS Application Backup to Keep Their Data Safe?

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, December 8th, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Martin Merrell Senior Sales Engineer at Storagecraft

There are 7 ways you can respond to the question, “Do my clients really need SaaS application backup?” All of which have become famous last words:

  • Since my data is already in the cloud, it is already backed up and safe
  • We have good, highly trained admins and users and very efficient systems
  • If we need something, we just put in a request to the application vendor
  • No one would ever want to hijack my data, we are too small to be a target
  • Our people are careful and would only throw away incorrect or outdated files
  • We comply with all necessary government or agency policies and regulations
  • We can get what we need, when we need it, and in the original format

In this webinar, you will learn exactly why these phrases are famous last words when it comes to keeping SaaS data safe and readily accessible after a disaster, but more importantly, you’ll learn the easy steps you can take to avoid their disastrous consequences.

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Webinar:  How to Transform Your Company's Business Communications 

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, December 1st, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Tim Sullivan VP Sales at Ooma Inc.

The landscape of communications has changed with the number of mobile and remote workers in today’s economy. Learn how new technology can provide greater communications capabilities and efficiency for your business.

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Webinar:  Rethinking DR: The Cloud Changes Everything

SMB Nation Webinar Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Chris Sterbenc Channel Chief, SVP of Sales of Infrascale

Traditional disaster recovery solutions rely on expensive hardware-centric approaches. As hardware reaches its end-of-life, companies that had been running their own secondary sites see disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) as an opportunity to replace outdated equipment with Cloud-based technologies that eliminate the CAPEX.

As operational uptime has become a business necessity, DRaaS isn't being treated as an experiment or pilot project anymore. On the contrary, 50,000 production systems are now being hosted by DRaaS in 2016, up from 30,000 at the end of 2015, and the double-digit growth rate is expected to continue for years to come.

In this session, we'll help you make the transition to the cloud.

  • Discuss the evolution of DRaaS
  • How DRaaS works
  • Ransomware protection & push-button failover
  • Key questions for vetting would-be solution providers

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Webinar:  Success Stories: How 3 MSPs Boosted Their Revenue with Microsoft Cloud Solutions

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, November 17th, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Mathieu Leblanc of SherWeb

Have you ever wondered why some channel partners are more successful than others? It takes more than just a good strategy. During this session, we'll share some real life stories about how our partners have built a successful business in the cloud. Find out how you can use your cloud provider's services to raise your game!

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Webinar:  Mastering the Migration: Moving Your Archive to Office 365

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, November 10th, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO at SMB Nation, and Steve DaglessTransVault Director of Product Management

Organizations maintaining an archive today have an additional challenge when moving to Office 365. Deciding which archive data should be included, whether their new archive data set meets compliance standards and retention policies, all the while presenting a seamless environment for users during the migration adds up to a potentially daunting task. In many cases, the archive alone can halt a migration to Office 365.

In this informative webinar, join industry experts as they discuss:

  • Should it stay or should it go? Deciding what should be moved to Office 365
  • Making the Move Quickly. Taking a look at ways to move archives including the Office 365 Import Service.
  • Organizational Requirements. Addressing legal, chain-of-custody, and compliance issues.

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